"In winter when the cold winds clawed through our thin clothing and made the ground hard and unworkable, I would let my hair hang free and shield my face from at least a little of the wind." <---not mine, but amazing!
the trash of those who are wealthier. This picture represents the Valley of Ashes because it shows someone turning to smoke and being consumed by it. In the Valley of Ashes the residents become consumed by others waster.